Renegade – Single lyrics

Renegade – Single © 2021

Track listing

  1. Renegade (feat. Taylor Swift)
  2. The Ghost of Cincinnati
  3. Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)

Renegade (feat. Taylor Swift)

Renegade (feat. Taylor Swift)
[Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift]

I tapped on your window on your darkest night
The shape of you was jagged and weak
There was nowhere for me to stay, but I stayed anyway
And if I would’ve known how many pieces you had crumbled into
I might have let them lay

Are you really gonna talk about timin’ in times like these?
And let all your damage, damage me
And carry your baggage up my street
And make me your future history, it’s time
You’ve come a long way, open the blinds, let me see your face
You wouldn’t be the first renegade, to need somebody
Is it insensitive for me to say “Get your shit together so I can love you?”
Is it really your anxiety that stops you from givin’ me everything?
Or do you just not want to?

I tapped on your window on your darkest night
The shape of you was jagged and weak
There was nowhere for me to stay, but I stayed anyway
You fire off missiles ’cause you hate yourself
But do you know you’re demolishin’ me?
And then you squeeze my hand as I’m about to leave

Are you really gonna talk about timin’ in times like these?
And let all your damage, damage me
And carry your baggage up my street
And make me your future history, it’s time
You’ve come a long way, open the blinds, let me see your face
You wouldn’t be the first renegade, to need somebody
Is it insensitive for me to say “Get your shit together so I can love you?”
Is it really your anxiety that stops you from givin’ me everything?
Or do you just not want to?

And if I would have known
How sharp the pieces were you crumbled into
I might have let them lay

Are you really gonna talk about timin’ in times like these?
And let all your damage, damage me
And carry your baggage up my street
And make me your future history, it’s time
You’ve come a long way, open the blinds, let me see your face
You wouldn’t be the first renegade, to need somebody
To need somebody, to need somebody, to need somebody, to need somebody (Are you really gonna talk about timin’ in times like these?)
(And let all your damage, damage me)
Is it insensitive for me to say “Get your shit together so I can love you?” (And carry your baggage up my street)
(And make me your future history, it’s time)
Is it really your anxiety that stops you from givin’ me everything? (You come a long way, open the blinds, let me see your face)
(You wouldn’t be the first renegade, to need somebody)
Or do you just not want to?

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The Ghost of Cincinnati

The Ghost of Cincinnati
(Aaron Dessner & Nicole Riegel)

There the bell tolls noon on 12th and Vine
And I still need this overtime
‘Cause I’m over myself
I’m over the hill
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
For the millionth time

I park at this spot and stare at the water
Try to remember I’m somebody’s father
Dawn commute across Covington Bridge
Get lost in my head, just looking at it
Now I’m looking at you
Through the hole in my sheet
And I still need this overtime

‘Cause I’m over myself
I’m over the hill
I’m Over-the-Rhinе
For the millionth time
For the millionth timе
I’m overspent
Overworked
Overlooked
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time

Cut through Ault Park ’cause it’s safe now
I stalk the streets in my nightgown
The Ghost of Cincinnati slinks past
I smell your coffee, can you taste that?
My lip on your cup won’t even feel real
I’m rushing there, all the way there

‘Cause I’m over myself
Over the hill
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
For the millionth time
I’m overspent
Overworked
Overlooked
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
I feel over my head
Over the hill
I’m over myself
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time

Stalk the spring grove
Rot in my old clothes
Pardon Pete Rose
And wonder why the evil grows
Now I’m in the big time?
Not a suicide
I’d stalk the streets
And haunt you from the northside
I pace the hedge row
Dodge the low blows
Play the Fountain Square
And wonder where my cousins go
I haunt the northside
Stop the traffic lights
Cycle up Price Hill
And stare up at the Pepsi sign

I’m overextended
I’m over it all
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
I’m overextended
I’m over it all
I’m Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
For the millionth time

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Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)

Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)
(Anaïs Mitchell, Aaron Dessner & John Vernon)

“How long?” Is what you asked
“How long do you think it’s gonna last?”
You at the corner store
You were stocking up before the storm
Stacked yourself against the odds
Talkin’ back to an act of God
You and your clever mouth
You were laughing when the lights went out

I recall it all forever
How it found us where we lay
With our arms around each other
In the latter days, in the latter days

“How high?” Is what you said
“How high do you think it’s gonna get?”
You at the water’s edge
On the jetty when you were a kid
Passed around a plastic cup
Passed out spinnin’ in the house where you grew up
You in your childhood bed
And the wildest dream you ever had

You recall it all forever
How it found you where you lay
And you called out for your brother
In the latter days
I recall it all forever
How it found us where we lay
With our arms around each other
In the latter days

How high do you?
How high do you?

I recall it all forever
How we sheltered in our place
And we called each other lovers
In the latter days
I recall it all forever
How there was no hiding place
So we called each other brothers
In the latter days, in the latter days

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